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SoloYT1300 (Robert Kohn)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure I would have gone with the white netting TBH. I would hold off till you find something darker. For the amount of hair you use... the less you use the less you will have to rtim away.

my 2 cents.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started on my mask! Sculpt is done, mold is curing and pictures are coming soon. Thanks again everyone for all the helpful advice and guidance. Y'all are AWESOME!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacca9 wrote:
Started on my mask! Sculpt is done, mold is curing and pictures are coming soon. Thanks again everyone for all the helpful advice and guidance. Y'all are AWESOME!


Pictures! We want to see some pics! Even phone camera photos!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost my camera cord, but rest assured, pictures are one the way! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: PHOTOS at LAST! Reply with quote

Hey guys, here are some in process mask photos (Finally):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314778254/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314778412/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314778574/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314779492/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314779648/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7314780034/in/photostream

Sorry I can't get the actual photos to show up directly on the page (haven't figured that one out yet, haha)

Anyone have any tips for attaching silicone to fiberglass? I'm thinking of simply embedding some fiberglass mat into the edges of the silicone skin, then using resin to permanently attach it. The underskull still needs a good sanding anyway Smile Dance Chewie
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking pretty good. My only criticism it's that the line through the center off the nose looks a little too well defined, but beyond that its looking good. You seem to have avoided a lot of the pitfalls that most of us do our first time out. The mouth looks to be the right shadow and isn't too shallow or too wide.

As far as attaching the skin,i know bob used velcro on his. Not sure what others are using. I'm getting to that this weekend. I have an idea to use some very small rare earth magnets to allow the skin to be removed. I'll let you know if it works out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Matt! Yeah, the nose gave me a bit of trouble, but I think once it's painted black, the line won't be quite so prominent. Let me know how the magnets work for you, I had considered velcro, but wasn't sure it'd be strong enough. I'm onto teeth myself this weekend Smile And thanks again, I really couldn't have done this without you all!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Skin and Underskull photos Reply with quote

More Pictures! On to painting and punching hair (my summer project) Smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7338315862/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7338316312/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7338317354/in/photostream/

The bubbles aren't on the surface of the silicone and with the mesh embedded in there, I'm not too worried about tears. I've still got some silicone trimming to do, but I wanted to get these up quickly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: More Photos Reply with quote

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7187752471/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacca9/7187752867/in/photostream/

I'm waiting for my hair-punching tool (should be here this weekend), then I'll have some more substantial progress to show, but in the mean time, I wanted to share Smile

Anyone have any suggestions as to how to finish the back of the mouth/throat area? I was thinking of using tinted dragon skin with power mesh in it so I can trim and put the 2 holes into it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any plans are darkening the lip areas at all? I think (depending on the movie) that you will want a bit more color in the lips.

For the mouth area I think it will depend on how much room you have. I think some of the builds in the tutorial section show the mouth area... but I am not sure anyone has talked much in detail about it.

The other thing I would be concerned about is the size of your cable... seems much bigger than what I would have thought... but I do not have cables... so meh.

Overall I really like what you have done, and your sculpt is solid.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from my experience with my working snarl on my mask, you want to have the mouth open and close very easy. The snarl cable should not tighten the jaw movement or you will have a tough time opening and closing your mouth. I use ball bearing in my jaw for free movement and a very thin cable set up that has very free and easy movement. I agree with Bob, darken the lips and add some texture to make more realistic looking. Also dirty up the teeth a bit. Add some tarter at the base of the teeth will make it more realistic looking. Keep up the work and post up more pics as you have them.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lips have been darkened and I've started on the hair punching. I'll be doing some intensive thinning and styling once all the hair is in.

I figured out how to get the actual photos on here! Woot!

I'm also working on the teeth and a better snarl mechanism (a whole new underskull actually, I think it'll work a lot better than the one I've got now) More photos to come when I've finished punching Smile Thanks again everyone for all the help and advice!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Hair Punching Completed! Reply with quote



Finally had a day off and now I'm done hair punching! I've got quite a bit of trimming to do to bring the grey through on the forehead and I'm thinking of thinning the hair a bit (he's real fluffy right now). Then it's on to styling!

Quick question, what do you all use to hold the hair in place? Is there a more permanent solution than hairspray? I've heard of people mixing glue and water, but I really didn't want to try it before asking the experts Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Aqua net hairspray. The biggest suggestion is to THIN OUT THE HAIR A LOT. When you trim, be careful NOT to make horizontal cuts to the hair. It will not look natural. Dont be afraid to have a thin layer of hair and then hair spray under the hair, on top of the hair and style. I think a lot of guys are afraid to take enough hair off and then you will have hair falling forward problems.
I would not use glue and water. It will give a helmet head look. You want the hair to move a bit, but need to train it to go the way you want it to lay.
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